GSLL alumni go on to do amazing things

GSLL students go on to teach English in foreign countries and do business around the globe. They go on to top graduate schools and professional schools ranging from linguistics and comparative literature to foreign policy and medicine. Success after GSLL is measured, however, not according to the number of degrees our students tag on to their names or the salary they command. GSLL students succeed when their aspirations become reality.

Below you’ll find details about alumni from both GSLL’s undergraduate programs and its Ph.D. program, now jointly administered with Duke University.

M.A. and Ph.D. Alumni

Undergraduate Alumni Stories

Do you have a success story about your life after GSLL you’d like to share? Write us!

range_rossPeter Ross Range, ’63

Peter Ross Range is a former journalist for Time Magazine and author, most recently, of 1924: The Year That Made Hitler (2016). Read more about how German at UNC impacted his career:

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jenrette_josephDr. Joseph M. Jenrette, ’73

Dr. Jenrette majored in German and went on to medical school and is now the chair of the department for radiation oncology at the Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Read more about how his German major shaped his career in medicine:

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berryDouglas Berry, ’77

Douglas Berry received his M.A. in German, went on to Vanderbilt Law School, and then went on to work for the Tennessee Attorney General’s office. Read more about how his study of German literature shaped his profession:

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Jamie Singer, ’96

Jamie lived in the German house dorm and interned at a German-speaking chemistry lab during her time at UNC while she double majored in German and Chemistry. How can studying German help cure cancer? Read the rest of Jamie’s story to find out:

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Diana Bloom, ’11

Diana majored in German and is now based in Vienna, Austria, where she works for the United Nations. Here’s what she’s been up to since graduating:

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NJohnsonNicole Johnson, ’14

Nicole majored in German and received honors for her senior thesis entitled “Deconstructing the Masculine Wall: Exploring Gendered Experiences of German Reunification in Film and Autobiography.” She is currently in her first year of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, pursuing a M.A. in German and European Studies. Here’s Nicole’s impression of her four years in GSLL:

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Alexandra Talbert, ’15

Alex majored in German and received honors for her senior thesis entitled “Between Autonomy and Dissolution: The Aesthetics of Greek Tragedy in the Works of A.W. Schlegel and Friedrich Nietzsche.” She is currently a technology consultant for a software company in New York City. Check out Alex’s recollection of her time with GSLL:

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GSLL Graduate Job Placement

UNC faculty have been training graduate students in Germanic and Slavic languages, literatures, and linguistics for professional careers both in higher education and beyond for well over 80 years. Here are just some of what our recent M.A. and Ph.D. holders are up to these days.

Roster of German & Slavic Alumni in Non-Teaching Positions

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Roster of Slavic Alumni with Academic Teaching Positions since 2000

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Roster of German Alumni with Academic Teaching Positions since 2000

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